Saturday, April 26, 2014

Perfection Isn't Easy

     We think we're perfect; then we blow it. By the time we reach three score and ten years, we are beyond making mistakes. Or so we think.
Remember the time you planned a fancy company dinner and left out the baking powder in the biscuits because you were talking with your guests while you measured? Or the time your half-slip dropped to your ankles during an important meeting attended by only men and yourself? I do!
My red Cadillac sat covered with pollen from pine trees and desperately needed a car wash. I have gone to this particular car wash business many times and his final words are always the same: close your window and place the transmission in Neutral. Easy instructions.
Yesterday, I experienced the fastest car wash ever! I accidentally left the shift lever in Drive and my car sped forward on the moving tracks through water, soap and brushes like I had entered a horse race. I have never been so embarrassed! The understanding attendant said it happens all the time and he kindly sent me through one more time free of charge. I'm not sure if I shall ever have courage to swallow my pride and return for another car wash.
Wounded pride can be mortifying.
Lord, help me live with a humble attitude. I need to rely on Your grace instead of my human abilities.
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.”
Proverbs 16:18 NLT
Happy Birthday, Susan
Happy Birthday, Pat

Happy 13th Anniversary, Brian and Nancy


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Christ Is Risen !

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

~~ John Wesley, 1739 ~~

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dinner with the Governor

Dear Governor Huckabee,

Dinner with the Governor! Exciting, for sure! Thank you for the invitation and the wonderful dinner. My tender salmon didn't even need tartar sauce. My pride list continues getting longer as tonight became my third dinner with a potential president of the United States.
I enjoyed meeting you face-to-face and shaking your hand.

I'm sorry your wife Janet didn't join us. But as you said, grand kids come first ahead of traveling. Congratulations on forty years of marriage. Craig and I recently celebrated number fifty-one, but we're lots older, too.
You looked relaxed playing base guitar with Shelly James and her Musicbox. My husband and I didn't stay for dancing afterwards either. Didn't you love her version of Amazing Grace? I'm glad you asked her to sing “America the Beautiful”.
You made me laugh when you told your story of a woman concerned about your being a former pastor and a presidential candidate. When she asked if you believed only Baptists will go to heaven, you said, “No, I believe not all Baptists will go to heaven.”
Your handling of the Q&A session impressed me. You didn't avoid any questions and didn't need a teleprompter for your speech.
Craig wanted to tell you that he also lived one generation away from no electricity and poverty.
I didn't realize Lava soap had the reputation of a strong exfoliator, but I'm not brave enough to purchase it. Did that brand honestly burn your skin as a child? What happened to Lifebuoy?
We enjoyed the evening with you. Thanks for honoring our veterans and believing in our country!

Juanita Paslay